According to the 2013 Economic Impact Study for Colorado Airports, general aviation airports contribute $2.4 billion to the state’s economy.
The 2013 Economic Impact Study for Colorado Airports found that the economic impact of visitors that travel to Colorado via general aviation is about $700 million annually.
According to the Colorado Aeronautics Division, Colorado is home to 61 public-use general aviation airports. According to FAA data, Colorado airports serve 17,583 pilots and 5,468 active general aviation aircraft. The 2013 Economic Impact Study for Colorado Airports estimated that one million visitors arrive to Colorado on general aviation aircraft each year.
According to the same study, in Colorado, aviation sustains more than 256,000 jobs and a payroll of $12.6 billion, with a total statewide output of $36.7 billion.
The 2013 Economic Impact Study for Colorado Airports calculated the annual economic impact of general aviation in Colorado at $2.4 billion. According to the same study, Centennial Airport, the largest general aviation airport in the state, has an economic impact of more than $1.3 billion. The economic impact of visitors that travel to Colorado by general aviation is about $700 million annually.
FAA data states that Colorado is home to 75 repair stations, 9 FAA-approved pilot schools, 3,668 flight instructors and 3,098 student pilots. In addition, according to the AC-U-KWIK database, there are 68 fixed-base operators in the state. According to Helicopter Association International, there are 185 heliports in Colorado.
According to the University Aviation Association, flight departments in Colorado include Metropolitan State University of Denver and Aims Community College in Greeley.